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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             Youngsters love Christmas and like few things as they do vacations, so the Christmas season that furnishes both is just naturally the favorite of all special occasions throughout the ytor Net Nov. Paid Circulation 8607 Member: Audit Jltircau Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 20.1 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY Truman Will Send Trio Of Messages Will Be on State of Union, Budget and on Report Of Maximum Employment Council WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. Ml President Truman declined today 1o about prospects for tax reductions nt a news conference jn which he said he will send three separate messages to the n'-w congress. Told that the Republicans in congress were saying they would not cooperate if he makes "radi- cnl" recommendations, Mr. Tru- asked, who can say what is radical'1 He said his recommendations in hi? ytate of the union message would call for what he believes to he necessary for Ihc welfare of the United Stales. This message will embrace his viewpoint, he said, adding thai members of congress were en- titled to have theirs. Silent on Lewis He refused to be drawn into B discussion of the administra- future policy toward John L Lewis, chief of the United Mine workers, against whom the jyivcrnmcnt is waging a court Mr. Truman told questioners the Lewis matter was in Iho court? and he would have noth- ing to say about the mine work- ers' leader or about the recent coal strike. "You hope the courts will fol- low the election returns? one re- porter pressed. Mr. Truman re- plied with ii simple no comment. The president said he would M'nd separately to the new Re- publican-controlled congress u state of the union legislative mc.s- f..'.Kc. a ni'-ssaRC on the budget and a third message based on the jeport to be made soon by his economic advisory (maximum employment) council. Will Ask Armed Merger These messages, the president said, will be sent lo capitol hill on separate days. Asked whether he saw any chance for reduction of taxes, the president said lie did not to discuss what recominen- dationy he will make. He did say. however, thnl he will renew his icquesl for a mer- ger of the armed forces as one in his r.latc of Ihe union Told that there had been re- ports he proposed to recommend modification of the Wagner labor relations net. Hie president re- bluntly that nobody had a to quote him until he made public his message lo congress. A suggestion by sonic of congress for the establishment "J labor courts also was called t" the president's attention. Pro- 5-ioncntf of such courts, he said, have no! discuss'd their sugges- tion with him. He also preferred not to com- ment on whether he will recom- mrnd revision of the Wagner lab- or relations act. Clearing Skies To Be Followed by Cold Ada's Total Rainfall 7.26 for Four Days; Rural Dirt Roads Suffer, Creeks B.ick Within Banks Clearing .skies of Thursday morning brought welcome relief to this nrcn after four clays and nights of. almost con- slant rainfall which added 7.26 inches to the precipitation 'records here. Emil H. Wyalt 01 Muskogee Becomes Manager Here Kmil H. Wyatl., above, supervisor for the eastern divis- ion of the Oklahoma Gas and Klcelrii- company, with head- quarters in Muskogee, was trans- ferred Monday to the- position of inanauer at Ada and the Ada district, it. was announced today by George A. Davis, president of the company. Wyatt was in Ada Wednesday bill does not expect to be here full lime until about January .1, he said. Wyalt, who joined the com- pany here in as a member of the accounting department, has been sales supervisor wince August, KM3. At Ada. Wyall will assume the' duties of llio.intc T. G. Kelly, who died November Extremely active in Muskogee civic affairs, Wyall presently is u member of the Chamber of Com- merce Hoard of Directors, YMCA board of directors, ap- pointive divan uf the Shrine, Dcdouin Temple, board of dca- of the1 Kirsl Chri.Ml.ian church Sandy creek west of Ada was reported back in its banks after going on a spree which, finally sent the surface of its waters within less than two feet of the highway bridge. The rain which fell slowly but steadily for most of Wednesday registered inches here. Tem- peratures ranged from 60 on Wednesday to a somewhat cooler 50 degrees early Thursday. School Attendance Suffers Many .county roads wore re- ported still in bad condition, and some schools had .to curtail their schedules for a day or two be-, cause buses were unable to make their routes. The Associated Press reports that major damage of the week's rains over Oklahoma seems to have been to the spinach crop around Sallisaw, rural dirt roads and bridges and loss of some livestock in flooded creek bot- toms. Most roads closed by high waters cither were open today or expected to be by tonight or Friday. Katy Reroutes Some Train.s The M-K-T railroad said some main line trains had been re- routed over the midland valley lines between Denison and Mus- kogee because of water over the Games creek bottoms north of McAlester. Air conditioning equipment on main line coaches was too low to clear the water. The Rock Island said it was having no trouble with high water in eastern Oklahoma. Freezing or near freezing weather was forecast. The. cold will strike in the northwest during the afternoon and should reach into eastern and southeastern Oklahoma by Friday. The overnight low was 34 degrees, at Guymon. Stale Pecan Show Of 1947 Is To Be Held in Ada Christmas Seals Purchase Urged Boxes at Banks Make It More Convenient for Coun- ty People to Contribute It's easy lo K.t-1 your conlribu- tmr. made to the Christmas Seals which finances a widespread v, ar on tuberculosis. Hundreds of persons have re- rrived 200 stamps each, with en- vfio.H'S already addressed in which to mail clucks or cash to H'.cncr I'cay, county chairman. Now boxes are bc-ing placed in thv lobbies of Ada banks so that those who have f.'Yed lo get Their donations in can con- veniently drop in their checks or (a.'Ji while seeing to their af- iairs M the banks. Pray said Thursday morning tr.at this county now has passed S on the way toward a c.uola S2.ROO. The county contnl.mt- eo! S2.4HO year. A liirce pin I of the money iliutccl heie will be spent in I'onU'loc county, and an er- .Jioginin for discovery of reul'iMs and earlier treat- ment will possible if the county reaches its goal. Contributions are not limited Members of the women's auxiliary of the counlv medical organizations are selling 'bonds', or certificates for five, len, 25 50 dollar donations, and also S'jpplymc such 'purchasers' plen- ty of the Christmas Seals. _.....____ -K_________ In the United States had horse population of and a truck 'pnpulation of one. In there were and trucks. JWJATHER] OKLAHOMA: Genernllv fair and Knday. much colder tiniRhl; lowest 25 extreme north t'i extreme south, colder half Friday. A committee went from Ada to the slate pecan show held Wed- nesday nt Muskogee, and sccur- imd is past local and slate presi-I recommendation dent of Ihe Junior Chamber'of thnt lhc 1947 convention be held nl Ada. W. T. Melton of Ada was elect- ed us a state director, along with Commerce and past president of.. Ihe Shrine Dinner club. Ho is also second vice-president elect of the Kiwanis club. In 1040. Wyiitl was presented Roy Cunningham of Bartlesville and Leslie Newman Chandler. the Distinguished Service Key by i ncwn is. C- A' the national Junior Chamber of i Bradford iPf Tulsa, the vice pres- Conimerce as the most outstand- iclent is Grovcr Hayden of Oke- mg young man in Muskogee in nnd thc_socretary-lrcnsuror is D. C. Mooring, Stillwater. Wyall's wife and two children, H- J-. Masscy of. Ada placed Barbara 14, and David 5, will re-1 his exhibit of Texas main at the home at Muskogee, tinlil a residence can bo establish- ed at Aria. His successor in Mus- kogee has not been named, ac- cording to John T. Naylon, east- ern division manager. Oklahoma Cotton 01 Higher Grade This Year's Crop Also Has Longer Staple Than That of 1945 DALLAS, Dec. 12, Okla- homa cotton ginned this season is of higher grade and slightly longer staple than that ginned last season, according lo the southwest cotton brunch of the production and marketing admin- istration. The office, a division ot the U. S. department of agriculture, reported Unit of 2.10, KM) bales ginned in Oklahoma through Nov. 110. average staple length was 2H..1 thirty-seconds' of an inch, compared with 1 last year. Giiinings through Nov, ,'10 last year lot-Jed Ml.iH.'i bales. The report said Oklahoma include a smaller pro- poll ion of the medium and low- er while grades and an increase. in spotted cotton, mostly in the higher Mefhanh-.alioii of eollon gin- ning, spinning and weaving be- gan in America in the IBOO's. Prolific, The committee from Ada at- tending the show was composed of W. T. Melton, B. H. Clanton, John Skinner, R. H. Brians and C. H. Hailey, county agent. E. E. Mount of Okrnulgee won the 1046 Carl Hubbell trophy for the best p.ecan seedling entered in the'show. Mount's pecan seedling of the Stuart variety also won the award for the "better Oklahoma pecans" campaign sponsored by the association, Oklahoma A. M. college, and Oklahoma pecan cracking plants. Bilbo Was Active On War Contracts Army Officers Tell of Him Contacting Them Many Times WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. High-ranking army officers tes- tified today Hint Senator Theo- dore Bilbo (D-Miss) contacted them many limes about award- ing of war contracts irt his home state of Mississippi. Maj, Gen. Thomas M. Robins, retired, lold the senate war in- vestigating subcommittee that as early as 1940 Senator Bilbo "brought contractors down to our offices" and recommended them for many multi-million dollar jobs. Douglas I. Mackay, retired col- onel now in charge of army engi- neer wartime contract records, identified more than 40 different contracts that were awarded in Mississippi. Bilbo was barred from cross- examining witnesses. Shopping Days To Christmas TURNER SPEAKS FRIDAY OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 12. Elect Roy J. Turner's first public address on state is- sues since his election in Novem- ber will be made at a forum lo be held at the Crown Heights Methodist church here tomorrow night. Aides to Turner said he would give particular, attention in the talk to problems involving state mental institutions, highways and taxes. Tiwner is H momer of the board of slcwurdB ul the church. Hitler's Top Militarists Facing Trial Individual Prosecutions Being Prepared Charging Waging Aggressive War By THOMAS A. REEDY NUERNBERG, Dec. 12. American prosecutors, undismay- cd by the international military tribunal's decision acquitting the German general staff, now are preparing individual prosecutions against high ranking militarists under Adolf Hitler, it was learn- ed today. Brie. Gen. Telford Taylor, chief counsel for U. S. warcrimes trials, has a staff of analysts now searching war department files in Washington for information about Nazi Germany's leaders. When these files are transport- ed to Nurenberg, it was report- ed, a staff of attorneys will go to worlc preparing individual prose- cutions, principally on the charge of waging aggressive war. This charge held by the tribunal, when Hermann Goer- ing, Joachim von Ribbcntrop, Field Marshal Wilhclm Keitel, Col, Gen, Alfred Jodl and others were convicted, to .be n major crime punishable by death, Gorman field marshals and generals who are liable to such prosecution are under lock and key, some near Frankfurt and others near Augsburg. Some tentative defendants now are Field Marshal Karl Gerd von Runstedt, leader of the Ardennes Bulge battle two years ago, Field Marshal Walther von" Brnu- chitsch, chief of staff when the Nazis boiled into Poland: Gen, Frqnz Haider, former chief of staff, Field Marshal Fritz von Manstcin and Field Marshal Wil- hclm von Leeb, who were on the Russian front. ROME'S MAYOR FORCED TO RESIGN IN NOISY MEETING ROME, Dec. 12. politi- cal storm that threatened to spread to the national govern- ment burst upon Rome today as the social-democrat councilman elected mayor of the eternal city, in n tumultuous session last night, was forced to resign when leftist follow councilmcn refus- ed to participate in the city junta. The short-lived mayor, 52- year-old Sulvatore Rebecchini, wan elected when the pivotal Christian-democrats threw their votes to the thereby de- feating the leftist bloc of the peo- ple which hud won the municipal election in November. The council will try to elect another mayor in 12. days. Ice House Blast Wrecking Tenement NEW YORK, Dec. 12, At least eight persons were dead and 38 others, including children, were believed buried under tons of debris following a five-alarm fire early today in an abandon- ed ice house on Manhattan's up- 1 per west side, which caused a five-story wall to collapse crumpling an adjoining tenement building. Police and firemen, digging frantically against .time, remov- ed four bodies from the wreck- age and said they had sighted four more. Nearby hotels ad- mitted more than a score of in- jured. Ambulances were rush- ed to the scene and a first aid station was set up. The identified dead are Frank Moorehead, 27-year-old fireman; Anthony Biancardi, 11; Daniel Con-ado, 25, and Thomas Phil- lips. 70. All except the firemen were residents of the tenement building. Fire Marshal Thomas P. Bro- phy said the cause of the fire was not known, A small rubbish fire had been extinguished the day before in the ice plant, locat- cd nt B24 West 104th street. j Six children between the ages of four and 12 years ago, who had played in the ice house yes- terday, were questioned by po- lice in an effort to learn wheth- er they might have started the fire. The noise of the walls caused first reports to list the disaster as an explosion. The pile of debris from the i tenement building was-as high as the second story. One portion of the tenement jwas flattened, the other wrecked by the force of the collapse, which virtually sheared the building in half. RETIRED ARDMORE MAN GIVES SUM FOR CHAPEL ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. j 12, B. Gilbert, retired Ardmore, Okla., merchant and businessman, has given to the First Methodist church here, for erection of a chapel to be named for him. Church officers announced to- day his offer was accepted last night and plans for the chapel suggested by Gilbert, approved. This is the second gift he has made to the church. The donor is bedridden, the result of n paralytic stroke. He has lived here 18 yeari. Venison Comes to Town Hunters drive down Chicago's Michigan Boulevard following in- 'vnsion of Michigan woods. Each downed a deer, axigmcnlini; winter's food supply. U. S. Has Some Real Military Secrets in Ships, Has Germ, Rockets, Toxins By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON, Dec. wide assortment of top drawer American military secrets, beside s the atom bomb, conceivably might be bared if the United Nations calls for a census of armaments as well as troop strength. While the -whole issue bogged down again in New York last night, .it was recalled that the British had suggested asking each nation for "full particulars on armaments of. dif- ferent categories as well as armed forces." This presumably was intended to embrace naval as well as land and air arma- ments. The United Slates Navy, the world's largest., developed ships, materiel and methods during and since the war well in advance of some possessed by other pow- ers. Particularly, it went to the fore in aircraft carrier develop- ment and now operates the largest, fastest and most heavily protected .ships nt that type, the House Committee Adds to Call For Labor Legislation Biportison Group Calls For Emphaiii on Hard Work and Production WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. The house committee on postwar economic, policy and planning added Us voice today to the congressional clamor for new labor legislation. In its final report, the IB-mem- ber group composed ol! both democrats and republicans call- their studios of bacteriological Midway class. Improving Submarines American designers are known to have been working for months on to the subma- rine fleet, including studies of new propulsion 'equipment, tor- pedoes and underwater detection methods. HIE navy Jn the ordance field, already has ordered modification oil several fighting ships tor experiments with guid- ed mi-sslo butteries. Both the army and navy have made guarded disclosures that Foreign Ministers Finishing Up Their New York Session Cleaning Up Minor Details of Five Nazi Treaties, Arrange for Big Four Conference In Moscow in March on German, Austrian Treaties By JOHN M. IIIGIITOWEK NEW YORK, Dec. by n now round of concessions from Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, the Big Fur foreign ministers council nrnmgi'd to finish its his- toric peacemaking .session.'! in New York luclay nflcr having completed plans for drafting German and Austrian peace settlements. A final meeting scheduled for this afternoon to clean up minor details of the five European satellite peace treaties and approve the draft of a six-point agenda for the Dig Four conference in Moscow March ed for puni- warfare have produced siilisl'nc- lows to eliminate labor- tory results in the lubonilory. tive" management disputes find nl the same time cautioned against a depression psychology. "There is nothing wrong with the country that hard worlc and resultant production will not the committee comment- ed. "Considering everything, there is no necessity for cither a depression or recession." "Loose talk of depression and business recession is justified and serves no report said. good It added: the "A start has been made toward the goal of sustained high em- ployment. The task ahead is to develop economic conditions which will encourage stability of productive employment at a high level." Productivity, it real solution for said, is "the many of the nation's economic problems" and "active cooperation between management and labor" is neces- sary to eliminate immediately current difficulties and "avoid a recession." Among other things the com- mittee called for: 1. An end to OPA's general powers next January 31, with rent controls continuing through 1947. 2. Cutting the' current federal budget to with "some reduc- tion" in taxes and the national debt. Across the capitol. however, Senator-Harry F. Byrd one of congress' chief economy advocates, declared there should be no tax reduction at all in 1B47. Byrd toJd reporters it would be "reckless" to cut taxes until congress makes sure the govern- ment has been placed on a stable financial basis. Wrong Sock Five-Yeor-Old Poked Santa For Not Bringing Bike Promised Year Ago NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Dec. 12. One New Britain young- ster faced the prospect today oE finding an empty sock in his home on Christmas day. If Santa Claus passes him by, it'll be' because of a sock a sock to Santa's jaw by the 5-year-old lad. Severely reprimanded by his mother after he had landed a right to the jaw of a New Britain department store's Santa Claus, the boy moaned: "Well, he didn't bring me the bicycle he promised me last year." _ A tip on wintertime driving: j The; implication is thnt American military science is certainly abreast if not ahead of other powers in the know-how of. con- dueling war against men, ani- mals and plants. Chemical Weapons The army's chemical, warfare corps, while directly concerned with thu germ warfare program, has given prime attention to new chemical toxics and to methods for combatting such attacks. The army and navy, independ- ently and through joint organi- zations, currently are pushing re- search in the guided misslc and rocket field, in improvements of radar and counter-radar meth- ods of detection and in the auto- matic firing large-caliber guns. Also the United Stales has pio- neered in the use of heavy bom- bardment aviation, advancing since war's end to the huge, long range B-35 and B-36 bombers. And this country is vieing with Britain for leadership in jut-pro- pelled aircraft directed at super- sonic speeds. Suit Attacks Beer Law's Legality Cleveland County At- torney Files Suit OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. (If) The constitutionality of Oklahoma's law permitting sale of 3.2 beer was attacked today in a suit filed before .tin: state .su- preme court by Cleveland County Attorney Herbert Hodge. The court in an original action, was asked to issue a writ of pro- hibition to bar Cleveland County Judge, Sylvester Grim, from is- suing a beer license. Hodge said the Cleveland county .district court had "withheld and failed 01- refused" to make a decision on the constitutional question. The high court was asked to assume original jurisdiction to hear the case. Hodges petition contended that the state constitution prohibits the manufacture, barter, sale or gift of intoxicating liquor of any time. He contended that beer, ale, and wine fall in that class. He cited an 1889 federal court decision which construed thu prohibition clause of the enabling act as prohibiting "ale and beer in all their forms, whether inlox- icatinrr or not." The provision was adopted without change in the: Oklahoma constitution he declared. In all the United Slates arm- ed services during World War Jl there were fewer than eighteen Draft Half Of Plan For Fewer Arms Hy MAX NEW YOHK, Dec. 12. United Nations sub-committee with an unexpected burst of speed quickly approved the first half of a draft plan on world arms reduction today nfter vot- ing two amendments, Thu now provisions injected in.lo the arms plan: J, Added a requirement that any program adopted by the se- curity council must be approved by a special session of the 54- nation genera! assembly in addi- tion to u stipulation already ac- cepted Ihiil it muni, be: ratified by individual UN member stales. 2, Laid down a specific condi- tion that any arms reduction pro- gram must provide for the con- trol of atomic energy "to the ex- tent necessary to ensure il.s use only for peaceful purposes." Both provisions were offered by Canada and accepted with lit- tle cljbate, the first by a 10 to I) volt! and the second unanimous- ly. Meanwhile, the general a.i- scmbly in plenary session debat- ed a resolution, already approv- ed by the 54-nalion political com- mittee, recommending that all member stales immediately rc- icall their ambassadors and inlnis- tors from Franco Spain. Polish Delegate Oscar Lunge sought, to have the Spanish de- bate postponed because of light attendance at the session but was voted down 21 to 18, Venezuelan Revolt Flops, So Does Insurgent Flight By SAM DAWSON CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. ]2, government of Pres- ident Romulo Bclancourt emerg- ed unscathed today after an abor- tive 12-hour revolt yesterday in which insurgents made a bold bid to capture the president and overthrow his year-old revolu- tionary cabinet. "All is okay." Belancourt told neWsmen last night. He said all the instigators either had been captured or had fled the coun- try. .There were no fatalities and onlv a few were wounded, he added. Many of the that their revolt had planes nt the Maracay airport, which they captured at the out- set of the uprising, and attempt- ed to flee the country, the presi- dent said, but most of the ships soon ran out of gas, and were picked up by government forces after making forced landings. Two ships succeeded in reaching Colombia, where both pilots and 14 mechanics surrendered to authorities. In one of the planes was Maj. Carlos Maldonado Pemi, described as H leader of the revolt. The rebels were definitely linked with the faction of Conlrc-i'iis and (Gen. Isains) Me- dina Angnritii, both former pres- idents and leaders of the parly overthrown in the revolution of Oct. in. Bclancourt came lo power af- ter that uprising, and his par- ty wan the recent elections. 'BIG TRAIN" FUNERAL SET WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. Funeral services will be held p. m. EST) tomorrow nl Washington cathedral for Walter Johnson, one time "Big Train" of. baseball who died Tuesday night. Several diamond notables in- cluding Manager Ossic Blucge of the Washington Scnalors. and Nick Allrock. will act as pall- bearers. Burial will bo al Un- ion cemetery in Rockville. Md.. near the farm operated after from baseball. which Johnson his retirement it's better to drive slowly be driven that way. TULSA. Dec. 12. Deposits in Tulsa's four National banks totaled on Dec. 1, which was more than thousand amputation cases. The j above Ihe figure for tin; same last year and i above ths November total. 10 to begin work on treaties with Germany and Austria. In a busy, swift-moving session last night the Big Four agreed that prior to the Moscow small nations would be given full opportunity to present tiioir pro- posals for German and Austrian settlements to I oards of great power for deputy foreign minis- ters in London beginning Janu- ary M. I 'O.KCIIW IMeclliiff Sri Due1 mainly to last minute agree nil-ill by Molotov it was also de- cided that Secretary of Sta' James F. Byrnes' proposals for sharply limiting occupation ar- mies in Europe and for a 0-; ear German disarmament pact would be fully considered at the Mos- cow meeting. Molotov tentatively blocked a Byrnes move to invite the Chi- nese government to participate in the Moscow meeting and final de- cision was due on that at today's closing session, but indications were that Molotov's objections would stand. Affrccd Little remained to be done on thu six-point agenda for the Mos- cow conference except to put it into final formal language. It fully approved in substance night and provides for these ac- tions at Moscow: I. Consideration of reports from the Allied control council at lin on German doinililnrixalion. denazification, economic principles and repara- tions. Jn tin's connection, Molotov assured his American, Hritish and French colleagues that when thcr time c-iiinc IK? would report fully on Soviet reparations removals of properly from Germany. '2, Study of the form and of a provisional political organi- xaliun for Germany. German Treaty 3. Preparation of a peace with Germany including consid- eration of the work of the Big Four deputies in London and aln.j basic directives pertaining to Ger- man frontiers, the TUihr, tha Hhinelaml and other questions. 4. Consideration of Iho pro- posed American draft of a dis- armani'iit and demilitari :alinn treaty am! other measures for tlur political, economic and military control of Germany. 5. Considerations of a report al- ready submitted by a committee on experts on German conl pro- duction. (5. Work on an Austrian treaty. There was no doubt that most controversial point settled by the ministers last night ron- cerned the appointment of dep- uties to hold the London for small nations on Germany and Austria. Many nations already have re- quested to be heard on Germany. They include Belgium, the Neth- erlands, Luxembourg. Poland, Czechoslovakia, I3rii7.il, Yugo- slavia, Denmark and the Brili.sii dominions. Yugoslavia also has asked op- porlunity to present its views on an Austrian settlement and that the way Jias been opened, other countries probably will ciu the same. than Army Ifi.OOO, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, NKW DKL11T. Dec. 12. Pandit Jawaharlal Nohru, IJindu leader and first minister in In- dia's interim government, pre- sented a resolution to the consti- tuent assembly today recom- mending that India he; proclaim- ed an "independent sovereign republic" Discussion was sot for tomorrow. TH' PESSIMIST tm, Newt Lark says he wouldn't need glasses if 'is arms wuz jest a little longer. A banker takes Hi' land, royally, mineral house, outhouses, livestock, poultry, implements an' car, an' makes u farmer a Ih1 interest..   

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